Noire Histoir Posts

“King Leopold’s Ghost” by Adam Hochschild is the story of how King Leopold II of Belgium used violence and coercion to gain control of the Congo. In this review, I discuss how on a larger scale the book also provides a perspective on how various European powers carved up Africa for their own gain.

Book Reviews

A profile of Irene Amos Morgan who is most notable for refusing to give up her seat on a Greyhound bus and successfully fighting interstate bus racial segregation in court.

Historical Profile

Career Interviews

Alonzo Herdon was born a slave a few years before emancipation. Herdon went on to become a successful entrepreneur in Atlanta, GA despite being abandoned by his former master / father and only receiving one year of education as a boy.

Historical Profile

In this episode, we’ll be hearing from Tresa Chambers, a Communications Strategist from Newport News, Virginia. A move to New York City led to a chance encounter that could have resulted in her being on the back of a milk carton but instead moved her one step closer to her career dreams. In this interview we’ll discuss movement to achieve progress, defining and marking success, and being a resource for upcoming generations.

Career Interviews